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My Sister Rosalind Franklin

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Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the start of the greatest biological revolution of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the importance of her part, and about how her work was affected by her position as a woman scientist. Above all she was a distinguished scientist, not only ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published 2012 by Oxford University Press
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Aurelien
The story of Rosalind Franklin's crucial yet poorly acknowledged contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA is so unfair that, she slowly became over the last decades a kind of icon -a female scientist battling against a sexist world, not only in science but in society at large as well. Challenging such a simplistic and (as it is) distorted view, her sister Jenifer Glynn tries here to show us 'what she was like as a person'. Thus, if we still meet a woman incredibly talented, determin ...more
Margaret Crampton
Jan 17, 2014 Margaret Crampton rated it really liked it
This is a very readable book giving a personal view of Rosalind Franklin: a brilliant scientist whose work was crucial to the unravelling of the structure of DNA. At the time she did not get the credit she deserved. Watson and Crick received the Nobel prize for their contribution. Rosalind died tragically young of ovarian cancer but achieved so much in her short life. Anyone who reads the Double Helix should also read this book.
Kirsty Lennon
Jan 06, 2015 Kirsty Lennon rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this biography. Told by her sister, it relates the story of this scientist through a series of letters and articles. A very good read
"The Jo"
Sep 23, 2012 "The Jo" rated it it was amazing
Great book that provides much information about Rosalind Franklin's family life and personal history that I was not familiar with.
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